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Why and How Catholics Should Learn about Science

July 20, AD2018 0 Comments
Why and How Catholics Should Learn about Science

‘It looks full of hard words and signs and numbers, not very entertaining or understandable looking, and I wonder whether it will make people wiser or better.’ So wrote a cousin of Josiah Willard Gibbs when she happened onto a copy of his most famous paper on thermodynamics lying on his desk. —As quoted from Order […]

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Scientism: Faith in Science and Non-Belief in God; Sean Carroll’s “The Big Picture”

June 9, AD2018 1 Comment
Scientism: Faith in Science and Non-Belief in God; Sean Carroll’s “The Big Picture”

INTRODUCTION Scientism, the belief that science can explain everything about the world and ourselves, is a religion, although not formally expressed as such. When I call it a religion, I mean that it is founded on faith, a faith that its proponents say is not faith, but rationality, but which is in fact a faith […]

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The Easter Vigil: Christ Be Our Light!*

March 31, AD2018 0 Comments
The Easter Vigil: Christ Be Our Light!*

The rubrics of the Missale Romanum remind us that this “mother of all vigils” is the “greatest and most noble of all solemnities and it is to be unique in every single Church” ( Missale Romanum, “Rubrics for the Easter Vigil” (EV), no.2). On this holy night, the Church keeps watch, celebrating the resurrection of Christ in the […]

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It Doesn’t Pay to Argue on the Internet

July 2, AD2015 9 Comments
It Doesn’t Pay to Argue on the Internet

“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” -Colossians 4:6 “At BioLogos, “gracious dialogue” means demonstrating the grace of Christ as we dialogue together about the tough issues of science and faith.” From FAQ at Biologos Forum A LESSON FROM TWO HOMILIES, REDUX Last […]

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Evangelization: Don’t Argue on the Internet

February 14, AD2014 1 Comment
Evangelization: Don’t Argue on the Internet

“Non in dialectica placuit Deo salvum facere populum suum” (“It is not by ar­guing that God chose to save His people”).  -St. Ambrose “Fortunately, there have always been pastors who have understood more about theology than most professors.”  -Karl Barth A recent article in Crisis magazine by James Kalb reminded me of two homilies I […]

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Christianity: Counterfactuals vs Faith

February 11, AD2014 4 Comments
Christianity: Counterfactuals vs Faith

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” – C.S. Lewis “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God.” – St. Paul, Eph 2:8 Several weeks ago, Alan […]

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Are All Great Scientists Atheists?

January 6, AD2014 17 Comments
Are All Great Scientists Atheists?

“The laws of nature are written by the hand of God in the language of mathematics.”  Galileo Galilei “Certain it is that a conviction, akin to religious feeling, of the rationality or intelligibility of the world lies behind all scientific work of a higher order…This firm belief, a belief bound up with deep feeling, in […]

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